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ACT, Inc., 2012
This report provides information about the performance of Alabama's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Access to Information
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report provides information about the performance of California's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Access to Information
ACT, Inc., 2012
This report provides information about the performance of Arkansas's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Access to Information
Trombley, William H., Ed.; Sallo, Todd, Ed. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2012
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges
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Jimoyiannis, Athanassios – Themes in Science and Technology Education, 2012
A theoretical framework for designing, implementing and researching students' engagement, learning, and personal development in e-portfolios is described in this article. After providing an overview of the research on e-portfolios in education, the paper analyses the theoretical foundations of e-portfolio learning. Following it proposes a…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Student Motivation, Independent Study
Khatri, Daryao – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
Algebra is the language that must be mastered for any course that uses math because it is the gateway for entry into any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discipline. "Math Remediation for the College Bound" fosters mastery of critical math and algebraic concepts and skills essential to all of the STEM disciplines and some…
Descriptors: Homework, Social Sciences, Algebra, Remedial Instruction
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Fuselier, Linda; Bougary, Azhar; Malott, Michelle – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2011
Students benefit most from their science education when they participate fully in the process of science in the context of real-world problems. We describe a student-directed open-inquiry lab experience that has no predetermined outcomes and requires students to engage in all components of scientific inquiry from posing a question through…
Descriptors: World Problems, Student Attitudes, Molecular Biology, Science Education
Pathak, Parag A.; Sonmez, Tayfun – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
In Fall 2009, officials from Chicago Public Schools changed their assignment mechanism for coveted spots at selective college preparatory high schools midstream. After asking about 14,000 applicants to submit their preferences for schools under one mechanism, the district asked them re-submit their preferences under a new mechanism. Officials were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Selective Admission, Educational Change, Comparative Education
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Heyneman, Stephen P. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2011
Mastering the public school curriculum is so important to a child's occupational future that in many regions of the world "shadow" education outside of the public system has now become the norm. In one way, this is excellent news because private investment in human capital is a strong contributor to economic and social development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Tutors, Teachers
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Kubitskey, Beth; Rutherford, Sandra; Wylo, Bonnie; Liggit, Peggy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
In this paper, we discuss how a community of scholars came together to create assessments across science departments for the initial teacher preparation program in secondary science teaching. The steps of the process taken to meet accreditation standards are described, as well as some surprising findings from our road trip down the path of…
Descriptors: Science Departments, Science Instruction, College Faculty, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Charlton-Perez, Andrew; Dacre, Helen; Maskell, Kathy; Reynolds, Ross; South, Rachel; Wood, Curtis – School Science Review, 2010
As part of its National Science and Engineering Week activities in 2009 and 2010, the University of Reading organised two open days for 60 local key stage 4 pupils. The theme of both open days was "How do we predict weather and climate?" Making use of the students' familiarity with weather and climate, several concepts of relevance to secondary…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Curriculum Development, Familiarity, Meteorology
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) To Be Continued: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Running, Buys Time to Pass Appropriations…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Public Education, Newsletters
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Aleshina, M. V.; Pleve, I. R. – Russian Education and Society, 2010
Transmitting the achievements of civilization and the values of culture to younger generations is the task of today's higher education as the agent of socialization, the accumulation of human capital, and the formation of the middle class. All of these vital functions of higher education can be accomplished provided that efforts are made to ensure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Newman, Karen L.; Samimy, Keiko; Romstedt, Kathleen – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article addresses a program model developed to address the professional development needs of content teachers who work with English language learners (ELLs) and offers recommendations for teachers, administrators, school districts, state agencies, and institutions of higher education, to address job-embedded professional development needs.…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Colleges, Second Language Learning, Professional Development
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Andersson, Per; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This article focuses on the tensions between mobility, knowledge and recognition, and what the impact of migration could be on lifelong education and society. This is discussed with the case of Sweden as the starting point. The main issue in Sweden concerning migration is the admission of refugees. Sweden has had a relatively open policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Lifelong Learning, Refugees
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